1993 Ford Thunderbird V6 from North America
A money pit
What hasn't gone wrong with this car. I have replaced the engine. I have had to have the radiator replaced twice. I have replaced the heating coil. I have thrown a rod and had to replace the transmission. I go through tires in a year due to the poor alignment.
I hate this car. I have spent in repairs three times what I paid for the car. But I have spent so much money on it, I can't get another car. DO NOT buy this car. The engine is bad. Ford would not recall it for the defect even though they recalled the 94, which has the exact same engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th January, 2004
5th Sep 2004, 12:40
I too have had a similar headache and wallet ache with my Thunderbird. I have owned 3 of them and this one was the worst for expensive repairs. Head gasket at 59,000 miles, transmission grommet at 85,000 miles and now the rod bearing went as well. I cannot put any more money into this car. I am currently looking for another car. I must say it was the most fun and comfortable to drive while it lasted. Like every other aspect of the car and wish the manufacturer would have admitted that the head gasket was a problem on the 1993, too.